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UK International Student Insurance

International Student Health Insurance for Students in the UK

Behind the USA, the UK is one of the leading destinations for international students to come and study, not only degree level programs, but also for secondary school and English as a second language programs. In 2006-2007, there were 239,210 international students studying in the UK at undergraduate and graduate programs.

The UK higher education system is renowned for its academic excellence. Qualifications from UK universities are internationally recognized by employers, universities, and governments. Universities in the UK offer a broad range of courses, and international students who choose to study there are certain to find something to fit their interests, no matter what they might be. Both undergraduate and graduate courses in the UK take a shorter time to complete than courses abroad, so students who study there tend to spend less on tuition than students who study elsewhere. Most undergraduate courses take three years to complete, although in Scotland they take four, a Masters course only takes one year, generally, and a PhD takes three or four years.

The UK is extremely culturally diverse. Students who study there can spend their time exploring big cities, rural towns and villages, and both modern and historical architecture.

The UK probably has one of the most famous healthcare systems in the world, known as the National Healthcare System (or NHS for short), and depending on your length of stay, you may be able to access the NHS. Even if you can have access to the NHS, it is recommended to carry international private medical insurance to ensure that you receive timely care.

The requirements as a student studying in the UK are:

  • Tier 4 General Student Visa (more than 6 months) - you can access the NHS
  • Tier 4 General Student Visa (under 6 months) - you will need private medical insurance
  • Student Visitor - you need to take out private health insurance

To assist internationals students who will be studying in the UK, we have a range of international insurance plans that allow you to apply for your visa and show proof of coverage. Please also note all plans can be purchased online, with instant confirmation and a visa letter will be automatically generated to submit with your visa application.

We offer the following plans for international students studying the UK:

Europe Travel Atlas Travel Student Secure
Policy MaximumPolicy Max. €40,000 to €6 Million $50,000 to $2 Million $200,000 to $5,000,000 max$200k to $5M max
DeductibleDed. €0 up to €2,000 $0 up to $5,000 $25 up to $100
Currency € Euro priced $ USD priced $ USD priced
Premium Starting at €0.54/ day Starting at $0.85/ day Starting at $0.85/ day

Best Insurance Plans for the UK

We have a range of insurance plans, however for students studying in the UK the best insurance options are: